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Join the WWII Flying Fortress Texas Raiders for a Wings Over Houston weekend, presented by the Commemorative Air Force. Get ready for the big airshow with a flight on the iconic bomber on Friday, October 18, then see her fly in performance at Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20.
Flights on October 18 will depart from the classic 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, so a flight on Texas Raiders that day can be combined with a tour of the museum, which features vintage displays from the 1940’s and 50’s, when the Air Terminal was the first and only commercial airport in Houston.
A flight on Texas Raiders out of the Air Terminal Museum on Friday is a great way to warm up for the big Wings Over Houston Airshow Saturday and Sunday. The airshow features the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team and the Commemorative Air Force performance team TORA TORA TORA, which includes the B-7 Texas Raiders and the replica Japanese Zeros re-enacting the attack on Pearl Harbor.
If you’re coming to Houston for the Wings Over Houston Airshow, Friday October 18 will be the only opportunity to fly with Texas Raiders or our Twin Beech, Little Raider, that weekend, so sign up now for one of the limited number of flights at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, 8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas. Flights start at $475 for the B-17 and $100 for the Twin Beech.
For more information about the airshow visit www.WingsOverHouston.com
During the SMH festival, Pitch and Roll fills The Hangar at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport. This exhibition introduces contemporary sculptures positioned side by side with classic airplanes. The exhibit intimately connects the art to human industry and technological prowess. “Hangar” artists responded to this challenge by creating works of outsize scale and unique diversity that hold their own against the fabulous flying machines.
Opening reception is on Saturday, October 19 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit will be on display from October 19 – November 30 so come by and see it! The opening reception event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcome and encouraged.
The following artists are participating: William Cannings, Dylan Conner, Sharon Engelstein, Orna Feinstein, Alex Larsen, Steve Murphy, Eduardo Portillo, Troy Stanley, James Surls.
PREVIEW PARTY Friday 11/8 7pm-11pm
“A Night In Old Hollywood”
Fashion Show Coordinated by Struts’ own Omar Lisandro and Dick Clarke
*1st Dibbs Vintage Shopping
*Silent Auction ( Fantastic Experiences)
*Complimentary Drinks by Aviation Gin
Come Dressed Vintage Glam
Rhinestones, Gowns & Furs… channel your inner Starlet or Dapper Leading Man
$30 ($40 at the door) gets you in for both the preview party (Fri) and market
Tickets available here:
MARKET & FESTIVAL Saturday 11/9 11am-6pm
Deco to Disco and all eras in between!
Vintage Planes << Ms Houston Vintage Pageant
Tiger Flight Flyby and Air Demo
*HV Royalty Arrival
Tiger Kitty Award
Queens’ Choice Vintage Car Award
Vintage Fashion Show featuring YOU!
Prize for best Dressed Female & Male
Also happening during Houston Vintage Festival week:
Tue 11/5 – Free movie screening of Some Like It Hot at Rice University Media Center
Thu 11/7 – Limited tickets available for a tour of downtown Houston on Mr. McKinney’s Houston History Bus
Houston, we have a-luminum! Come see one of the world’s most spectacular collections of aluminum Christmas trees and color wheels!
Many of the legendary Evergleam stunners will be on display. But, wait until you see the otherworldly showstoppers of AlSpecCo’s competitors! Even the fabled Cold War era “Red Star” will alight in Houston!
Lounge in the Space Age Holiday Pad with swanky Mid-Mod furniture and accessories: take your family or work holiday selfie, enjoy a glass of holiday cheer, and croon along to 60s holiday classics.
November 29th through January 3rd at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Located next to the William P. Hobby Airport, 8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas. A guided tour is available by prior arrangement.
The exhibit is available during museum open hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm